GLSA-201311-20 : Okular: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71122


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-20 (Okular: Arbitrary code execution)

Okular contains a heap-based buffer overflow in the RLE decompression functionality in the TranscribePalmImageToJPEG function in generators/plucker/inplug/image.cpp.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PBD file using Okular, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Okular users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/okular-4.4.5-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71122

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:okular, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2575

BID: 42702

OSVDB: 67454

GLSA: 201311-20